Featuring ultra-chic interiors and a private garden, Number Sixteen offers glamorous accommodation in cosmopolitan South Kensington. The Victorian property provides 24-hour room service, minibars and iPod docking stations in the rooms. Each individually styled room reflects the contemporary design of the hotel, with luxurious fabrics and furnishings and hints of bold colour. All rooms at Number Sixteen are air-conditioned and feature flat-screen satellite TV. Some rooms have French windows leading to a small balcony. Afternoon tea is served all day at the hotel, and can be taken in the garden, conservatory, drawing room or library. Guests have a number of public rooms within the hotel in which to relax after a day outside in bustling London. South Kensington Underground Station is a 3-minute walk away, and is surrounded by bars, shops and restaurants. Located on the Picadilly, Circle and District lines, the hotel has easy Underground links to many parts of the city.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Jun 2012.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of London, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for London
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  • Alfred
    The bed was comfortable. The bathroom a good size. The room and bathroom were quite clean, and the cleaning staff did a great job of freshening up the room each day. The patio area with its garden was a nice spot for breakfast. The fish in the...
  • Jurate
    The hotel is very cosy, clean, located in calm street. Very tasty breakfast. Helpful staff. Very convenient location if come as a tourist as main museums are just few minutes walk away, and nearby busses bring you straight to the center if you go...
  • D
    Excellent shower, big choice for breakfast and a few minutes walk from South Kensington tube station with a direct line to Kings Cross, Picadilly Circus and Embankment. Also a few minutes walk to the V & A museum and natural history museum. There...
  • Blake-milton
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    The atmosphere was perfect, we had drinks and food in the garden after the wedding and everything was perfect.
  • Brodie
    Beautiful, comfortable, excellent staff and perfectly situated
  • Gillian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location near tube. Lovely property beautiful decor. Great bed and bathroom.
  • Francesca
    The unique design and attention to detail also the staff were amazing.
  • Munize
    Well located. Beautifully decorated rooms. Comfortable bed. Friendly service.
  • Olivier
    design of the hotel, very comfortable room the kind of boutique hotel atmosphere I like
  • Laura
    I did like the communal areas and the decoration. Breakfast was delicious.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • We need 2 Queen Beds for 2 Guests in 1 Room

    We will be able to provide twin beds (2 single beds) in any of our Deluxe Rooms and the Sumner Room
    Answered on 8 March 2021
  • Are there good dining options for vegans?

    Good afternoon, Please email us on theorangery@numbersixteenhotel.co.uk for menu options. Best wishes, Lyndsey
    Answered on 4 June 2021
  • Do you have lift to this room ?

    We have Deluxe Rooms located on all floors of the hotel, most of them with lift access but some of them are accessible via a staircase (only one floor..
    Answered on 26 February 2022
  • are there any connected rooms ? and May I visit earlier and book th rooms after I see them ? we are 3 so 3 rooms

    Hello, We have 3 interconnecting options in the room. We would be more than happy to give you more information, or to set up something for you to se..
    Answered on 21 February 2023
  • Do the single rooms have a shower only - thank you

    Yes they do only have a walk in shower. Kind regards, Lyndsey
    Answered on 5 February 2020
  • Do you have rooms to accommodate 4 adults?

    Good morning , Thank you for your message . In Number Sixteen hotel the maximum number of guest that can share 1 room is 3 . Please let us know s..
    Answered on 31 December 2022
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Orangery

    No additional info available

Facilities of Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Lift
  • Laundry
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and charges may be applicable.
    Reception services
    • Concierge service
    • Luggage storage
    • Currency exchange
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment and family services
    • Babysitting/child services
      Additional charge
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Trouser press
      Additional charge
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business facilities
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Packed lunches
    • Lift
    • Airport shuttle
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish

    House rules

    Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 00:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    Until 12:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Extra bed upon request
    £60 per child, per night
    Cot upon request
    3+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    £60 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.


    When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note that extra beds and cots can only be accommodated in the Deluxe Double Room and the Deluxe King Room.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Please inform Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels

    • The prices at Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels has 1 restaurant:

      • Orangery

    • Check-in at Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

    • Room options at Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels include:

      • Triple
      • Double
      • Single

    • Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels is 2.3 miles from the centre of London. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

      • Guests staying at Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

        Breakfast option(s) include:

        • Full English/Irish